Seeing a movie in theatres is such a fun experience, but for children with sensory processing disorders, autism, and other special needs, as well as those who aren't big fans of the dark or a lot of noise, the cinema isn't the most comfortable place to be. Because every child and their family should be able to enjoy a brand-new movie in theatres, Regal Cinemas is introducing the My Way Matinee program, a sensory-friendly movie-going experience that will feature lower sounds and brighter lights in the theatres.
In addition to the volume and lighting adjustments, those visiting the theatres for these once-a-month showings will be able to dance, sing, and shout along with the characters in the films. Each My Way Matinee show will begin at 10:30 a.m. local time, and the best news? Tickets will only cost $6.50.
"Regal strives to be 'The Best Place to Watch a Movie,' and that means creating positive, lasting memories for all moviegoers," Sandra Heinig, director of public relations at Regal, said in a press release. "We are continually expanding this program to include even more theatres, because we want every movie fan to feel comfortable and have fun at Regal."
Check out the list below to see the dates Regal Cinemas will hold sensory-friendly screenings for a number of upcoming new releases, and visit the My Way Matinee information page to find out if your local Regal is participating in the program. (And if you can't wait for those dates to roll around, check out which kids' movies you can stream on Netflix right now!)